Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2013 15:42 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "In December, the Google Nexus made by Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. accounted for 44.4% of all tablet sales by volume electronics retailers. That's according to a survey of 2,400 stores nationwide by market research firm BCN Inc., released Wednesday. Google's figure beat Apple's 40.1% share, dethroning the iPad for the first time since it went on sale in May 2010." Just as I and many others with me predicted, what happened in the smartphone market will also happen in the tablet market: Android will take the numbers, iOS will take the figures (i.e., profit). As far as I know, this is the first time this has actually materialised fully in a market, though. Also, while it was inevitable that Android would overtake iOS on tablets (even if it is just a single country, for now), I don't think anyone predicted it would be a single model? Colour me impressed (which is pink).
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RE: Some context
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:51 UTC in reply to "Some context"
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Can the Nexus 7 (without the seasonality boost) maintain this pace? Or were they just helped by a global recession, people looking for cheaper holiday gifts, and it being "iPad-esque"?

People said the same things about Android several years ago.

Edited 2013-01-18 21:51 UTC

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